For the first time ever, Vacation Rental Home Owners, Hoteliers, Property Managers and Industry Websites are joining forces with one common voice to educate travelers on the benefits of booking direct. February 7, 2018 is national #BookDirect day.
Recent initiatives by the giant OTA’s (“Online Travel Agency’s”) are negatively impacting travelers and vacation rental homeowners. #BookDirect is our opportunity to be proactive and educate travelers and guests on why booking direct is best.
#BookDirect on February 7, 2018 is a great opportunity for our industry to bring awareness to travelers and letting them know they can:
As fellow vacation rental business owners, we understood early and quickly how the OTA’s started changing the rules of the game at both traveler and homeowner expense! The OTA changes are the reason we launched NewYorkRentalByOwner.com and became a member of the Vacation Home Rental Network. This growing network of travel fee free regional websites is making huge gains in the book direct industry. In 2017 we collectively saved travelers an estimated $100,000 in travel fees!
New York Rental By Owner provides the traveler the opportunity to book direct with the owner. Resulting in the guaranteed lowest price.
Please join all of us in this online marketing campaign to spread the word that booking direct is best. By uniting together with other owners, property managers and hotel owners, we can leverage our efforts to reach a broader audience that will ultimately make a difference. Collectively our impact can be invaluable.
VRMintel.com wrote an article about national #BookDirect day. You can read it here. In a follow up article, #BookDirect reached over 18 million consumers and New York Rental By Owner's graphic was featured. Thank you to the team at VRMintel.com!
Spread the word immediately and feel free to share and forward our blog to all and any media, online or otherwise. Always include #BookDirect and your link to your rental property.